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In the Kitchen during Distancing
With shelter-in-place orders across the state, many of us have had more time (or just a greater necessity) to cook. Whether you like going for easy stand-bys or want to [...]
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Shout Out to our Cottage Moms!
Mother's Day can be a difficult time for many people. You can't acknowledge the beauty of a mother without also recognizing the loss of so many who cannot be with [...]
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Shelter In Place Activities at Crossnore
Social distancing and shelter in place can be tough. At the beginning, it's not so bad, but here on day 48, many of us may be feeling like we're about [...]
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Conservation Easement is Finalized
I am thrilled to announce that Crossnore School & Children’s Home has finalized the $6.5 million dollar conservation easement with Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC). PLC is purchasing the development rights [...]
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A Lasting Impression
Growing up southern meant many things. In the summer it meant you grew tomatoes and green beans and collards. In the fall you cured country hams, rabbit hunted on Saturday, [...]
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Stories of Hope
Do you ever wonder what impact your donations have on the children served by Crossnore? Meet Abby (not her real name; story shared with her permission), a middle school student [...]
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The Rhythm of a Steady Beat
Virginia Coffey was born in 1933 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She lived there until 1975 when she remarried and moved to Avery County. Virginia was mother to Wayne, Sandra, [...]
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Foster Care Questions Answered
To cap off Foster Care Awareness Month, we asked our amazing Foster Care Team to answer some questions for us about the ins and outs of Foster Care. We got [...]
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4 Practical Tips to Encourage Kids to Love Cleaning
Just in time for spring-cleaning season, we've got the tips you need to keep your household tidy. We asked members of the Crossnore community for their best advice, because who [...]
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Christmas Trees on The Farm
Come to the Farm to purchase your Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands. The tree lot is open from 7 AM to 10 PM every day. On the weekends, the Farm [...]
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Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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